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“Amazing!!!”

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Ranked #12 of 110 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

It is hard to tell which is the best part of Point Lobos Park. But this is definitely one of the best! Views of seabirds and sea animals... Amazing place!

Visited September 2013
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Kirkland, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

You enjoy culture and nature in Carmel when you take the short drive to Point Lobos park. These white sand beaches and blue green waves and wild life are well worth the effort to exert you hiking skills.

Visited May 2013
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Titusville
Level 6 Contributor
1,669 reviews
1,103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,332 helpful votes
“Point Lobos to the Cove”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We walked all around Point Lobos and took hundreds of pictures. the whales were playing just off the reef and the seals were lounging on the rocks and shore. Baby seals were especially jun to watch. The seas were thundering in to the rocks and made for some great waves. On the south end of the point lies the China Cove and we finished off our visit with a trip down the walkway to this very special area; however, after so much beauty in Point Lobos it is difficult to get too excited over another beautiful spot....we just enjoyed the whole day. The State pass lets you enter all state parks for the day if you have the energy. Another great CA treasure for the people. As a visitor, I don't mind spending $9.00 to help keep parks like this one heathy.

Visited May 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Special Place”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful spots in California if you like ocean covers and natural beauty. I would recommend hiking in through the woods and enjoying the entire experience of Point Lobos State Park.

Visited April 2013
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Carmel, California
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Two beaches located in Point Lobos State Park, both are nice secluded beaches. China Cove being the smaller and more secluded of the two, with clear, beautiful water. Both require a short hike (uphill) from the southernmost parking lot in the park, with a hike (there are stairs) down to the two beaches.

Visited January 2013
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